GEN MIDI

GEN MIDI
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A General MIDI soundfont named GENERAL MIDI (General, as in the rank). Demonstrates examples of my soundfont's capabilities.

Back after a taking a little break

By GEN MIDI on November 12, 2018

Minor health problems now mostly aside, I've continued tweaks, some instrument upgrades, and looking at upgrading some of the standard kit percussion I started with so long ago. I've gotten so used to how it's sounded for a while though. But the main thing is to increase quality, keeping a certain sound, whilst trying not to stray over 2Gb so I can still use my preferred editor and it's more accessible to more people with older equipment and will take up less RAM when loaded.

Posted a recent demo

By GEN MIDI on September 24, 2018

Even though I'm still testing out a few things, I thought it was about time I posted a new demo, a newer version of GEN MIDI (WIP) - Superman - Prelude and Main Title March. Much better when comparing to the old version. All sorts of instrument upgrades and tweaks since then.

I can't find a really good free English Horn (Cor Anglais) so I ended up compiling my own test. I'm now focusing on possible percussion replacements, then we might finally see a release.

Still moving forward

By GEN MIDI on July 31, 2018

After the leap in quality of string ensembles, I ended up reworking brass instruments. A little finishing off to do there and some woodwind instruments too. There are a few other instruments I may have beter samples for that I will test before implementing.

A couple of other instruments that I suspect are from commercial releases have been removed, and pretty good alternatives have been tinkered with to sound similar.

Stop the press!

By GEN MIDI on April 16, 2018

Ok, another delay, but a good one. Almost ready to go, I was tinkering with reverb and the string section yet again, trying to get a certain sound. Stumbled across some samples I've had for ages but dismissed before, now I realise they're what I've been trying to recreate with other samples. But they need work to be useable. I've found a better way of looping which has been needed for some of the instruments.

I just listened to one of the demos here, sounds so old and MIDI like to me already.

 
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